Member Spotlight | Fong, Ko & Associates, LLP CPAs - Oliver Ko, CPA
This Member Spotlight offers an opportunity for members to share their institutions' insights and best practices with other members, highlighting how they are making a difference in the community and how they have benefited from the HKANC membership.
This week, we are delighted to have HKANC Treasurer, Mr. Oliver Ko to share his profession with us. Learn more about Oliver and how he became involved with the association below.
Introduce yourself to our members. Tell us who you are.
Hi, HKANC members and friends. I’ve joined the HKANC as a board member since 2018. As a Certified Public Accountant with 30 years of public accounting experience, I believe the Chinese way of doing business is always based on building relationships and trust. Working successfully with clients is not just a matter of helping them with their accounting and financial needs. It is about treating them as friends and partners for the long time, and putting in the time and energy to earn the trust that requires.
I encourage building friendship and giving back and thus have a long history of participation in nonprofits including sitting on the Advisory Board of KQED, the board of the Hong Kong School Alumni Federation Scholarship Foundation in Southern California and serving as chief financial officer of Asia American MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) plus the Co-Chairman of Self Help for the Elderly Golf Tournament. My volunteering work also includes obtaining 501(c)(3) charitable tax-exempt status for nonprofits.
What does your business do?
After working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a senior tax consultant I formed my own public accounting practice in 1997. My service specializes in international tax planning, consulting and tax compliance. My clients represent a board range of professions and industries including technology, real estate development, construction, hospitality, as well as high net-worth individuals and tax-exempt organizations. Learn More Here
What made you decide to join HKANC?
Born and raised in Hong Kong I always attuned to my homeland and the people with an interest in Hong Kong. I attended many HKANC events before I was invited to volunteer and join the board by the late Chairwoman Ruth Ma who gave me invaluable guidance and support.
HKANC provides an effective channel of communications for information on economic development and trade opportunities in HK as well as chances to interact with HK officials, other business leaders and peers in the Bay Area.
What would you like to say to our members?
We have much to be proud of and much to be challenged by the political turmoil in HK and the unprecedented pandemic. However I trust our connections and friendship will continue.
Interested to connect with Oliver? Contact him below.
Oliver Ko, CPA
Fong, Ko & Associates, LLP